ABOUT BEN BUCHANAN/; BenBuchanan was born and raised in London and moved to the USA in 1978. He lived in San Francisco and New York, working as a video DJ at the Peppermint Lounge before becoming house photographer at the landmark nightclub Area. His photographs appeared regularly in Details magazine, The Face and The New York Post. In 1987 he moved to Los Angeles to work in the film industry and became fascinatedby the stark beauty of the California and Arizona deserts. His striking photographs of them became the subject of several exhibitions. Back in New York in the 1990s, he shot album covers, interiors and advertising and worked on interior design with the owners of Area, who now have a string of successful restaurants, bars and boutique hotels. He currently works as a Fine Art Conservator in London, where he lives in Notting Hill.
SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM WASHINGTON:
10 Photographs inducted into the archives 2016
ART & GO, Lille France March 2019
Slide show at Princeton Fund raising February 2019
Peter Harrington Gallery- Dover St, London. October 2017
STUDIO 73, London Brixton- POPFLASH
1K ProjectSpace, Amsterdam 2011 DOWNTOWN SEEN.
Plattfon Stampa, Basel 2010 DOWNTOWN RULED.
Doyle Devere gallery, London 2010 DOWNTOWN RULES.
33 Bleecker, NY 2000 Desert Industrial Landscapes.
Refusalon gallery, SF 1993 Landscapes.
Sterling Gallery, LA 1994 Desert Landscapes.
Atelier Alen, Munich current March 2019
Contra Gallert, NY
Basquiat- Boom for Real, Barbican, 2017
Pseudo Museum 600 Broadway NY 2001 interior landscapes.
Rio Hondo College, Whittier California 1995 Landscapes, Curated by Kim Abeles.
F.I.T Fashion Institute of Technology NY 1987 Fashion.
FILMS & BOOKS
SHADOWMAN, Richard Hambleton 2018
AREA by Eric & Jennifer Goode 2014
"Faces of Downtown" France 2012
“Radiant Baby” film, NY 2010
Limited edition book published the TonyShafrazi Gallery 2003